A short video application for the Isla Palenque Island Intern Competition, Featuring my travels to Australia, New Zealand, India, Catalina Island, and the local California Mountains
airboyd.tv Catalina Flying Boats Inc DC-3 Takeoff – Catalina Airport
Beautiful day, sister Harvest in town from Michigan.. I did what all good Southern California pilots do… Go fly to Catalina Island for lunch! Santa Catalina Island is 22 miles off the Los Angeles coast. Its a great flight over water to the Island. The airport KAVX is a lot of fun. The 3000 ft long runway sits 1602 feet above the ocean below. Cliffs on each end make the landing seem like landing on an aircraft carrier. Pilots be careful, there are crashes here every year. Make approaches steep to avoid down drafts slamming you into the mountain side. Be ready for a go around if things don’t go precisely as planned. Second issue to be aware of… the runway is crowned. Upon touchdown the runway will look short. Avoid heavy braking. As you approach the crown you will see that there is plenty left to go! Runway 22 is the normal landing and takeoff runway when there is a west to east (normal) airflow. In LA its called an “onshore flow”. When there is an offshore flow Runway 4 is in use.
Sunday ride to Catalina from Cabrillo Beach out of San Pedro on Sunday 8-8-2010.